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Medieval Rome: Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150

Chris Wickham


This book analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major changes in the city. It takes the urban economy, the social history of the different strata of society, the articulation between the city’s regions and the cultural identity of Rome as seen in its processions, its material culture, its legal transformations and its sense of the past. These are the underpinnings of a major reinterpretation of the city’s political history in the era of the ‘reform papacy’, one of the greatest crises in Rome’s history.

Keywords: Rome, medieval, economy, processions, papal, society, identity, reform, aristocracy, urban, city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Wickham, author
University of Oxford